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The Advanced Placement (AP) Summer Institute is a subject-specific professional development opportunity. It provides teachers with the support and training needed to teach AP courses and to utilize AP teaching strategies. Teachers from West Virginia, as well as other states, come together at this institute to learn techniques and tactics for teaching. Participants also engage in discussion and exchange ideas and information with peers about AP courses and exams.
Topics that are often covered in AP Summer Institute sessions include:
· AP courses: goals, objectives, content, resources, bibliographies, and equipment
· The AP Examination: how it is developed and graded
· Syllabi, lesson plans, and assignments
· How to refresh and improve existing AP courses
· Recent changes in AP course descriptions
Instructor: Dr. Richard Vogel
Dr. Richard Vogel teaches at Wilton High School in Wilton, CT. He is the author of prep books for both the AP English Literature and AP English Language exams (D&S Marketing), a present and past reader and table leader at the AP exam reading, and a regional consultant in AP English Literature for the College Board. A forty-year veteran of the English classroom, his current students regularly average between 4.5 and 4.7 out of a possible 5 on the AP English Literature examination. He has conducted numerous one-day and week-long AP Summer Institutes as well as presented workshops at the annual AP conference.
New This Year: AP Mentoring
WVCPD is partnering with College Board to provide AP mentor support for teachers attending the AP Summer Institute English Literature session. Teachers wanting to participate may pay a bundled registration fee for the AP Summer Institute and AP Mentoring program. See Cost section below for registration fee details.